Nursery children visit Folkestone Museum

Posted by / Tuesday 20 November 2018 /
press release 191118

Nursery children from Folkestone’s Spring Honeypot nursery visited Folkestone Museum recently to learn more about the First World War. Action for Children, which runs the nursery, supplied the museum with artefacts from the early life of Folkestone’s own Walter Tull – Britain’s first black army officer. Tull, and his brother Edward, spent their formative years in a Bethnal Green home run by the National Children’s Home as it was then known.

A dozen children were given the opportunity to explore the artefacts, equipment and technology used in the conflict including listening to a Morse Code machine, which they found fascinating in comparison to today’s mobile phones. The children also made poppies to take home with them to mark the centenary of the end of the war.

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NOTES TO EDITOR

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